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More than in your advancement.
In my rights,
you. Reg. Jesters do oft prove prophets. Gon.
Holla, holla! That
eye, that told you so, look'd but a-squint.
Mean you to enjoy him?
Half-blooded fellow, yes, Reg. Let the drum strike, and prove my title thine.
[To Edmund. Alb. Stay yet; hear reason :-Edmund, I arrest
thee On capital treason; and, in thy arrest, This gilded serpent: (pointing to Gon.]—for your
claim, fair sister, I bar it in the interest of my wife; 'Tis she is sub-contracted to this lord, And I, her husband, contradict your bans. If you will marry, make your love to me, My lady is bespoke. Gon.
An interlude! Alb. Thou art arm'd, Glo'ster:-Let the trumpet
If none appear to prove upon thy person,
prove it on thy heart,
Sick, O, sick!
glove.] what in the world he is
A herald, ho, a herald!
This sickness grows upon me.
Enter a Herald.
[Exit Regan, led.
[A trumpet sounds.
Herald reads. If any man of quality, or degree, within the lists of the
will maintain upon Edmund, supposed earl
of Glo'ster, that he is a manifold traitor, let him appear at the third sound of the trumpet : He is bold in his defence. Edm. Sound.
[1. trumpet. Her. Again.
[2. trumpet. Her. Again.
[3. trumpet. [Trumpet answers within.
Enter Edgar, armed, preceded by a Trumpet.
What are you?
Know, my name is lost;
Which is that adversary? Edg. What's he, that speaks for Edmund earl of
Draw thy sword;
Conspirant ’gainst this high illustrious prince;
prove upon thy heart, whereto I speak, Thou liest.
Edm. In wisdom, I should ask thy name; But, since thy outside looks so fair and warlike, And that thy tongue some 'say of breeding breathes, What safe and nicely I might well delay By rule of knighthood, I disdain and spurn: Back do I toss these treasons to thy head; With the hell-hated lie o'erwhelm thy heart; Which, (for they yet glance by, and scarcely bruise,) This sword of mine shall give them instant way, Where they shall rest for ever.—Trumpets, speak.
[Alarums. They fight. Edmund falls. Alb. O save him, save him! Gon.
This is mere practice, Glo'ster; By the law of arms, thou wast not bound to answer An unknown opposite ; thou art not vanquish’d, But cozen'd and beguild. Alb.
Shut your mouth, dame, , Or with this paper shall I stop it :-Hold, sir:Thou worse than any name, read thine own evil: No tearing, lady; I perceive, you know it.
[Gives the letter to Edmund. Gon. Say, if I do; the laws are mine, not thine: Who shall arraign me for’t? Alb.
Most monstrous ! Know'st thou this paper ?
Ask me not what I know.
[Exit Goneril. Alb. Go after her: she's desperate; govern her.
[To an Officer, who Edm. What you have charg'd me with, that have
And more, much more: the time will bring it out;
Let’s exchange charity.
Thou hast spoken right, 'tis true;
Alb. Methought, thy very gait did prophecy
Where have you hid yourself?
Edg. By nursing them, my lord. List a brief
And, when 'tis told, O, that my heart would burst –